Hodgepodge (Updates, Follow-ups, etc.)
The bottom line? I got a refurbished NCS Dell-Inspiron-5000-lookalike, Pentium III, 850 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 20 GB hard drive, 14.1" monitor, Windows XP Pro, CD-RW, WiFi. Price after shipping? $334.96 So I'd say that as long as it lasts me and does the job for a few years, which I honestly suspect it will, I definitely got myself a good enough deal. The only thing I might've wanted that it doesn't have is a DVD, but that's cool. And I can expand the RAM at some point, if I need.
Next, I wanted to update y'all abut the Writer's Arc fellowship. I spoke with Amy Kane yesterday, and she clarified the change that took place. Following their initial 10-week pilot program, they determined that the participants felt they could definitely benefit from a few more weeks in the program, but certainly didn't need a program that was twice as long. So they decided to shorten it from 20 weeks to 16, and made the equivalent reduction in the award money from $10,000 to $7500. Makes sense to me! But I wanted to fill y'all in.
I also wanted to welcome the simians to our midst! John Rogers over at the Kung Fu Monkey recently linked to me, and immediately became my top referrer for the last few days. My monkey's Kung Fu may not be that strong, but I hope it ain't nothin' to spit at either. And please remember one of my favorite comic axioms:
Monkeys are funny. They just are. Period.
I hope you all will stick around and become regular readers.
Lastly, a preview. So Warren over at The Screenwriting Life started something cool about a month and a half ago. "The Scribosphere Group Script Project." A number of screenwriting bloggers have been rotating, adding two pages or so at a time to a collaborative script, with no advance direction. We're just seeing where it takes us. I'm up next, and once I post, I'll try to throw my pages up on here as well. But if you want to read the strange twists and turns the script has gone through so far, check it out HERE.
Okay, I think that sums it up for now. Have a good weekend everyone! :-)
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